Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

I’ve been somewhat obsessed with this whole bang bang sauce so in an effort to have it again for like the 10th time in the last 3 weeks, I decided to give it a try in a pasta form. And boy, am I glad I did because of all the bang bang recipes I’ve tried lately, the pasta one turned out to be the best.

It’s also the easiest bang bang recipe ever! All you have to do is roast some shrimp in a little bit of paprika for that smoky flavor, and while that’s in the oven, you can boil up your pasta, and make that epic, creamy bang bang sauce. Once that’s done, you can toss those together for the creamiest pastas of all time, giving you a kick of heat and refreshing tangy goodness!

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta is sweet, spicy, and creamy and so easy to throw together for a weeknight meal. Sauteed fresh shrimp are coated in a sauce made from mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, and Sriracha and tossed with angel hair pasta.

8 ounces linguine
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup chili paste
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 pound shrimp, peeled
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 lime, juiced
1/4 cup green onion, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, minced
Red chili flakes, for garnish

Cook pasta al dente according to box instructions.
In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, chili paste and garlic. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, add shrimp, salt, cayenne and garlic powder. Stir to coat shrimp. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook for about 2 minutes then flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Add pasta and sauce to the pan. Turn off the heat and mix together until pasta is coated. Add lime, green onions and cilantro, and garnish with red chili flakes.